Physical Education/Swim Newsletter: February 2017
We have been having a lot of fun in the pool and the gym over the past couple of weeks. All of the students, across all grade levels, have learned the steps to the same dance, “Shake a Tail Feather.” The classes will continue to practice during warm-up in the gym over the next couple of weeks so that the steps become second nature for all of the grades.
We have just begun our basketball unit at school. The K1 classes will be mixing in some heart health lessons and jump roping along with an introduction to basketball skills. The 2/3 classes will be focused on skills such as passing, dribbling, and shooting. In 4/5 grade students will begin to learn more game rules and play in dynamic settings. Middle school classes will be combining two units- net ball and basketball- over the next couple of weeks.
Our middle school elective class this semester will be a conditioning class in which students will work to complete many different types of workouts and increase their level of fitness.
In the pool, we are building up a lot more endurance and getting more swimming in this semester. I would like to remind students to bring goggles if they need them as the longer we swim, the more difficult it is to improve if they have their eyes closed or head above water.